Privacy and Security Policy

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Nov 30, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Privacy and Security Policy

Thank you for visiting the AF SBIR/STTR Virtual Shopping Mall and reviewing our privacy policy.
Our privacy policy is clear: We will collect
no

personal information about you when you visit our
website unless you choose to prov
ide that information to us
.

The following text details h
ow we
handle

information about your visit

to
the AF SBIR/STTR Virtual Shopping Mall
:

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit
a

site
on the
AF SBIR/STTR Virtual Shopping Mall
to re
ad or download information, we
collect and store the followi
ng information about your visit. (This information does
not

identify you
personally.)



The name of the Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private
Internet access account, or

"yourschool.edu" if you are connecting from a university's
domain) and the IP address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer
when you are using the Internet) from which you access our site;



The type of browser and operating system used
to access our site;



The date and time you access our site;



The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site; and



The pages you visit and the information you request.

This information is primarily collected for statistical ana
lysis and technical improvements to the
site. This computer uses software programs to create summary statistics, which may be used for
such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical
design specifications, a
nd identifying system performance or problem areas. In certain
circumstances, however, additional steps
made be made
to identify you based on this information
and we may share this information, including your identity, with other government agencies.

Infor
mation Collected from E
-
mails and Web Forms

If you choose to provide personal i
nformation

by sending an e
-
mail

or
submitting an on
-
line

form

found on the

AF SBIR/STTR Virtual Shopping Mall
,
please note that the material you submit may
be seen by various pe
ople. W
e use
submitted
information to respond to your message and to
help us provide you with information that you request. The information you provide is not given to
any private organizations or private persons without your
prior
permission.
We do

not
collect or
use information for commercial marketing.

We may share information you give us with
other government personnel,
contractors acting on
the sponsoring agencies’ behalf,
or another government agency if your inquiry relates to that
agency. In other

limited circumstances, such as responses to requests from Congress and
private individuals, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit.

Cookies

"Cookies" are small bits of text that are either used for the duration of a session ("session

cookies"), or saved on a user's hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about that
user, the next time the user logs on to a Web site ("persistent cookies").
The AF SBIR/STTR
Virtual Shopping Mall does

not use persistent cookies. Howeve
r, one or more
areas of the site

may use session cookies to provide streamlined navigation and for statistical analysis. These
session cookies are deleted from the server soon after your session ends and are not collected or
saved. You can configure your
Web browser to inform you when cookies are set or to prevent
cookies from being set.

Links to Other Sites

The AF SBIR/STTR Virtual Shopping Mall

contain
s

links to a number of external sites. Once you
link to another site outside
the AF SBIR/STTR Virtual
Shopping Mall
, you are subject to the
privacy policy of the new site.

Internet Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains
available
, this computer
employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorize
d attempts to upload
or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Anyone
visiting
the AF SBIR/STTR Virtual
Shopping Mall

expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring
reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activi
ty, such evidence may be provided to
appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on
this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud
and Abuse Act of 1986 and th
e National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.

Password Security

Some
areas of the AF SBIR/STTR Virtual Shopping Mall

are limited to authorized users with
passwords.
C
omplete and accurate information
is necessary to gain access to restricted

sites/areas
.


If you use
a restricted area
, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of
your password and account
data
and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to
accept responsibility for all activities that occur under y
our account or password. It is important for
you to protect against unauthorized access to your password or to your computer. Be sure to sign
off when finished using a shared computer.

We are committed to protecting the security of your
account

information
. We use a variety of
security technologies and procedures to help protect your information from unauthori
zed access,
use, or disclosure.
We protect the security of your information during transmission by using
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software, which en
crypts information to and from the server.

Disclaimers

The views and opinions
of authors
expressed
herein

do not necessarily reflect those of the United
States Government.

Reference to any specific products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark,

manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement,
recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government

or any agency, contractor, or
subcontractor thereof
.

N
either the United States Government nor any of its emplo
yees
or contractors
make any
warranty, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability and
fitness for a particular purpose. Further, neither the United States Government nor any of its
employees
or contractors
assume any

legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy,
completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product or process disclosed; nor do
they represent that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.